Media Production Diploma at Engine Shed


The course is a new approach to post 16 study that bridges the gap between school and the workplace. 

We call it the Agency because that’s exactly what it is. If successful in gaining a place you will be working as part of commercial media design and production agency delivering real live projects for real clients. The difference is that you’re taking a Level 3 extended diploma at the same time, so ensuring you have the qualification and the best possible experience to succeed in your chosen progression route whether that’s university or the industry.

As well as working on projects for clients you’ll be working on boomsatsuma’s growing production strands; producing music videos for our eclectic sessions with new artists, creating the marketing for boomsatsuma presents gigs with some of the best emerging artists in the UK and supporting our DNA arts and film making operations.

Don’t think “I’m not creative enough”. You may be more creative than you think and just haven’t found the right medium for your talents. As we work in the model of a media agency we’ll need to develop a whole range of skills and expertise including project managers, researchers, marketeers and creative entrepreneurs.

We need young people who are:

•    open minded  •    good communicators •    team players  •    potential leaders •    ready to make a difference  •    want to make their mark •    ready to come to work 

Agency hours will be 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. There’ll be a core curriculum delivered over three days and site and project work on the remaining two.

The framework qualification will be an OCR Cambridge technical qualification in Media. We are using this qualification as it enables us to engage in a range of project based activities and credit them in a production based qualification. The units will be chosen from the 42 available and may include the following:

Analysing media products and audiences Photography for media products Graphic design for media products Producing an audio-visual media product Producing a print-based media product Web authoring and design Planning and pitching an audio-visual media product Audio-visual promos Print-based advertising media Animation production Preparing for a career in the media industry Planning for media exhibitions or events On completion you will achieve the Extended Diploma, which is UCAS accredited and the equivalent of up to 3 A levels at A*.


Learners will need to be 16 on the 1st September for the year of entry.

You will need English and Maths grades A* to C. However students that can demonstrate attributes required by the Agency and who don’t have GCSE English or Maths at grade C or above, would be supported to achieve those qualifications alongside the course. Though experience of creative and media subjects are advantageous, we are more interested in raw energy and commitment, and welcome your application even if you have had little or no experience. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in the way we recruit.  

For more information on the course and how to apply please visit our website.

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